"In 2010 I went on a journey to find knitwear design solutions for Xhosa initiates. My vision was to create a modern Xhosa-inspired knitwear collection that would be suitable for Xhosa initiates, who are prescribed by tradition to dress up in new dignified formal clothing for six months after initiation. As a person who has undergone that journey, I felt that I had to develop knitwear that carries my Xhosa heritage aesthetics. Along my journey I discovered a collection of traditional Xhosa beadwork with astonishing patterns and colours which I interpret into knitwear with a modern twist.
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